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June 12, 1943

Cytology and Cell Physiology

JAMA. 1943;122(7):474. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840240064036

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The mere existence of this book is worthy of comment, since it was written in Great Britain during the heaviest air raids, some of it actually in air raid shelters. The editor states in his preface that probably some part of every chapter was written within the sound of falling bombs. That a composite work by nine authors could be brought together and attractively published under such difficulties is another evidence of British energy and tenacity.

Its eight chapters constitute a review by a group of workers, most of them relatively young, of selected aspects of cytology and of certain fields of biochemistry and biophysics which have something to contribute to our knowledge of cell structure and cell physiology. Its aim is to bring together the work in these fields in the hope of joint progress in the future. The authors assume that the reader has a general knowledge of

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